By Timothy Alao, Osogbo
The Osun State Government has suspended the 24-hr curfew it imposed on the state in the wake of the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests across the country, reports The Gazelle
On Tuesday, 20 October, 2020, the state government imposed a 24-hr curfew on the state to curtail the spread of violence over the #EndSARS protests.
However, on Friday, 23 October, 2020, the state government suspended the curfew via a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji.
The government expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance to the curfew commending the residents and citizens of the state for their understanding.
The statement stated further that having reviewed the curfew in the last 48 hours following the inauguration of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the curfew is suspended indefinitely.
Below is the full statement from the Osun State Government:
The Government of the State of Osun notes  the high level of compliance with the 24-hour curfew earlier declared to forestall breakdown of law and order.
We commend the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew.
We equally commend our youths for displaying high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest.
After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.
The  suspension is to allow members of the public approach the Panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses.
However,  Government will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew  should the need arise.
Government remains committed to the cause of our youths and the #EndSARS protesters and shall take every necessary step to ensure that their demands are met.
Considering Government’s commitment and determination to meet the demands of the protesters, we appeal to the protesting youths to suspend their protest and engage Government in a dialogue.
All citizens and residents are enjoined to be peaceful and to be law abiding as all efforts shall be made to protect them and their property.
May God continue to bless and keep the State of Osun.
Signed: Prince Wole Oyebamiji
SSG, State of Osun.
October 23, 2020

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